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Volume 8 Issue 5 - February 2003

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Awqymusic mqrornew

Awqymusic mqrornew on-lineed! USING FUNDS~ from the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation (www.~can), Arraymusic has renovated its website, adding exciting educational content for use by music lovers, students, and teachers. The website is an invaluable resource for universities and high schools (www wishing to teach and learn about new music. The website features numerous video shorts of performances and critical discussion by each ensemble 1,11ember. At present there are videos of double bass player Peter Pavlovsky, clarinetist Robert Stevenson, pianist Stephen Clarke, and violinist Rebecca van der Post. The presentation combines a perrormer profile with a master class. This compelling content is invaluable for composers who may wish to learn more about the musicians for whom they are writing. Bob Stevenson's video, for example, . features an amazing r!!pertoire of virtuosic sounds in a context of brilliant improvisation. Anyone interested in music performance, composition, or musicology can gain first-hand knowledge of the performance practices and techniques used to play today's music. The advantages of seeing "how it's done" de-mystifies concepts such as 'artificial vs natural harmonics' (see the double bass or Wanted: for Stepl)en Clarke violin videos) or 'uses of microtunings' (watch Stephen Clarke play a James Tenney piece on a retuned piano). ANOTHER ASPECT of the new media section of is the video archives of studio events and composer talks. For instance, composer Martin Arnold delivers a compelling talk on the conception of 'a wonder' in the middle-ages, and how this notion influenced his writing of a piece for chamber ensemble and bagpipe. There is an electronic music piece by Phh!k, a-duo of musicians who perform using a Theremin and a Buchla Wind Synth. The studio events page contains video excerpts of experimental ' music and improvisations, and this Spring we will add our Young Composers' Workshop. · It is Arraymusic' s hope that our website will be used by teachers and students as an in-class educational resource. As an example of how the website content could be used in a classroom setting, students may wish 'to watch the videos of a particular instrument and write a brief CONTINUES ON PAGE 43 CHG)IfS PROGRAMS QllTaRI(;) Children, teens and aspiring young artists who love ,to SING! Junior Camp: July 14 - July 19, 200.3 Lillian & Don Wright Teen Camp: July 27 - August 1, 2003 Ontario Youth Choir: Choral Training Camp: August 17-24, 2003 Concert 1 Tour of Ontario: September 20-'27, 2003 For information, brochures and applications contact: CHOIRS ONT ARIO e-mail:; phone: 416-923-1144, ext. 22 fax: 416-929-0415; mail: 112 St. Clair Ave. W., Suite 403, Toronto M4V 2Y3 Space is limited! Re~ister todav! Early bird discounts! L.' II:... CJN"T"F=l~ICJ UUW1; - "i-'CJLJ"TR & Dq~.L Teen C:RCJI~ Wnanr Choir E!IJi!QJa -..J Camp ~ 2003 NEW MUSIC COALITION NEWS: Exercises in qccessibility continued from page 15 TAEsE RESOURCES give New Music listeners the opportunity for more complete and satisfying concert experiences. ·· Classes, seminars and lectures are also to be found in the New Music community, many of them a balance of heady music theory and practical plainspeak, not beyond the newcomer to contemporary classical music. The Music Gallery Institute in particular offers a dynamic range of Alternative Music Education classes for both adults and families. As an example, New Musk Coalition member Ensemble Noir takes this commitment to accessibility onto another plane, as the first member of the Canadian New Music community to mandate the introduction of the New Music of Africa to Canadian audiences. With each concert preceded by discussions led by South African artistic director Bongani Ndodana, Ensemble Noir strives to engage the audience more completely with this vibrant and rarely heard music. In February Ensemble Noir presents DIVERSITY PROJECT 2003, an entire week of New Music with a specific focus on Africa and its Diaspora. Each concert (8pm February 24, 28, March l, 2) will. be preceded by a 7: l 5pm pre-concert talk. There will also be a seminar on the New Music of Africa with composer Akin Euba (U of T Faculty of Music Building at 7:30pm February 25). · SOME OTHER INSTANCES! Friday Feb 21at8pmNew Music Concerts-and the Music Gallery present OCCIDENT~ORIENT with flute and percussion duos - one each'from Montreal (Traces) and Japan (Duo Nishikawa). An "Illuminating Introduction" beginning at 7: 15pm precedes this concert. And each of Music Toron- . to's Contemporary Classics concerts begins with a brief 1 introduction to the repertoire in the form of interview/dialogues with the performers or a brief talk given by Composer Advisor Jeffrey Ryan. February's Contemporary Classics concerts are: brilliant violist Laura Wilcox on February 13 and the versatile Penderecki Quartet on the 20th. Gillian Stecyck It's summet" in Mqt-ch in WholeNote Once again WholeNote Magazine will include in our March issue a special editorial feature surveying summer music c~mps and programs. This feature will also be permanently displayed on our Website · · · The feature will cover residential and non-residential activ.ities, child and adult programs, and the spectrum from beginner to advanced professional opportuni~ies.. . , Although our 30,000 copy circulat10n 1s squarely based m and around the Greater Toronto Area, when it comes to the summer, CONTINUED ON PAOE 43 MIRELA TAF!\.J - VOCAL INSTRUCTION Tel: ·416-485-1042 • First prize - Umberto Giordano International Competition (Italy, 1998) •Available for private instruction in my studio, all ages I all levels • Whether a beginning singer or an aspiring professional, I can hf!IP you realize your untapped potential. - 1 o years as professor of voice in a European un!versity - concert & opera professional soloist experience rn Europe and North America - appeared as Musetta, 2002-2003 season, Opera Hamilton OFFERING - voice training - audition and competition preparation - vocal problem diagnosis and resolution - repertoire development 24 February , 1 - March 7 2003

Saturday February 01 - 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Double Treat. - 12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music. Hovhames: Annenian Rhapsody #3; Community School lobby Concert Series. RCM Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and Piano in D; students of all ages and experience. RCM lobby, Rossini: Sonata #1 in G; Janacek: ldyD. Kai 273 Bloor St. West. 416-408-2824 x321. Free. · Gleusteen, violin; Catherine Ordronneau, piano; - 3:00: Northern District Library. Piano • Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, Recital: From the Royal Conservatory of Music. 250 Front St. West. 416-205-5555. , Various works performed by advanced students (sr), $ l 8(st). FACULTY 'i UNIVERS ITY OF TORONTO of Helena Bowk111, Karen Quinton & Tanya · - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of new ideas I new .sounds I new talents I new experiences Tkachenko. 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393· Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Berlioz: 761 o: Free. Roman Carnival Overture; Sibelius: SYJ11!hony #1. - 7:00: Royal Conse"".atory of Music. Ratti Annenian, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Academy Music Festival Young roosicians from 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. ,. the Young Artists Perfonnance Academy. Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. West. 416-408-2824 x321. Free. - 7 :DO: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Martinu: The Frescoes of Piero deOa Francesca; Bart6k: Piano Concerto #3; Beethoven: Syr11lhony #3 Eroica. Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Jiri Belohlavek. conductor. Roy Thomson Hal, 60 . Sincoe St. 416-5934828. -.50. - 7:30: Toronto Sinfoni~tta. Chopin, Gershwin ... llfK/ AH That Jazz. Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise BriUante Op.22; Chopin arr. GIC1Z1110v: Les Sylphides • Chopiniana Suite; Makowicz: Jazz reflections on Chopin themes; Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F. Adam Makowicz & Roger Yuen, soloists; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 CharteS St. Weit. 416410-4379. ,$.29. - 7:30: William Byrd Singers. Regina Caeli. Renaissance motets by Palestrina, Byrd & Tallis. Peter Mahon. conductor: St. Basil's Church. 50 St.JosephSt.416-533-6179: ,. - 8:00: Flying Cloud Folk Club. Banjo Extravaganza. Chris Coole, Amie T aiman, Brian Gaheny & Chris Quinn, performers. T ranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave.416-410-3655. ,. · -8:CXJ: Opera Mississauga. Tales Iran the £irm Woods· Operetta & Opera Favouites. Music film Diefledennaus. MenyWidow &more. Mark rullis; tao; Ckma s.mett.SIV

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